A Sense of Hope and Excitement

I have been more excited about this August-September than any other since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Here’s what makes it so exciting. First, we have been blessed to see 36 people make professions of faith and follow Christ in baptism during August alone. This must be close to a record number for such a brief […]

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Serious Issues for Serious Christians

I truly believe that to live in Christ is not only good for the future, but it is also good right now. In Christ, we experience the blessings of God, including the fruit of the Holy Spirit—love, peace, and joy (Galatians 5:22-23).  When we live for Christ, we give ourselves the opportunity to live the […]

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We’re Going to the Holy Land!

We’re Going to the Holy Land! Martha and I are hosting a trip to Israel April 24-May 4, 2012. We invite you to consider joining us as we experience the trip of a lifetime. I have traveled to the land of Israel four times prior to this trip. Each trip has been a wonderful experience […]

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Receiving God’s Blessings

This Has Been An Exciting August August is always interesting at First Baptist Church. This August has been especially so. Here are some of the blessings that we have experienced. We have seen many new people connect with our church and with the Lord. FBC exists “to help people know and accept Jesus Christ and […]

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Why Baptism Matters

Years ago, I made a commitment to lead First Baptist Church according to the teaching of the New Testament. This means that we emphasize and encourage baptism as an essential aspect of a life of obedience to Christ. I also made a commitment to give the church the reasons why we do things the way […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18 (NIV)